Pomelo with Pearl Couscous Salad

by | Jan 21, 2021

Pomelo is associated with the citrus family. This popular fruit is rooted in Southeast Asia. It is similar to the larger grapefruit, available during winter, and incredibly nutritious. I enjoy the sweet refreshing taste specially when tossed with pearl couscous, pomegranate seeds, and my homemade salad dressing.

I prepare it regularly as it is easy to put together within a few minutes. This delectable salad lights up my day with every bite – particularly during the lunch hours when I tend to be more focused and am able to get more tasks completed.


  • 1 cup boiled pearl couscous
  • 1 pomelo, medium size, peel and remove white pith, cut into pieces
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup coriander, finely chopped
  • 1 cup cucumber, diced
  • Lime wedges

For preparing salad dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon sweet and chilies sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 2-3 green chili, small size, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce
  •  1 tablespoon grape seed oil
  • Sea salt as needed


For preparing salad dressing:

In a large bowl, add lemon juice, honey, sweet chili sauce, garlic, chili flakes, lemon zest, fish sauce, green chili, grape-seed oil, and sea salt. Whisk together to make a smooth sauce. Set aside.

Assembling the salad:

In a serving large platter, put pomelo, pearl couscous, cucumber, cilantro, pomegranate seeds, and the prepared salad dressing. Mix well until it all comes together.  Serve couscous with lime wedges and cilantro.